2018 Special Events
2018 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo dates — Every Thursday June 7th thru August 23rd.
Gates Open 5:30pm
Slack is at 6:00pm
Grand Entry at 7:30pm Sharp
WE ARE STILL WORKING ON 2018 DATES FOR SPECIAL EVENTS. These are the activities we have planned so far. If you have any suggestions for special acts we are always looking for ideas.
Carbondale Wild West Rodeo Association reserves the right to make changes to events schedule, rules and payout/added money as deemed necessary.
You will be sure to see Rodeo Clowns, Grand Entry presentations and lots of good old fashioned grit and gumption as young and old bring their best to CWWR performances. Contestants will be vying for an All Around Saddle Award to be awarded to the contestant with the most money earned in 2 events. Ranch Bronc Riding continues to be one of our most popular events so we will continue it every other week and for the FINALS with a buckle! Hide Race another of the favorites alternates with Ranch Broncs and is a buckle series as well. .
June 28 — Ascendigo Night — Raising Autism Awareness
Join Us in Wearing Blue for Autism Awareness! Ascendigo Autism Services is a Carbondale based non-profit organization providing opportunities for growth and independence for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Beginning in 2004 with our summer sports camp, Ascendigo has since expanded to offer employment services, school and in-home behavioral therapy, and life coaching. Ascendigo educates members of our community about autism, what can be done to make living with autism better and easier, and how important it is for individuals with autism to live a life with dignity, purpose and respect. For more information contact: COURTNEY MCELENEY, DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, ASCENDIGO AUTISM SERVICES, INC., 818 Industry Place | Carbondale, p: 970-927-3143 c: 949-412-4068 f: 970-315-0609. web https://ascendigo.org/ https://www.facebook.com/ascendigo/ https://www.instagram.com/ascendigo/
July 5th — Our Independence Day, 4th of July Celebration.
You will see a lot of flag waving, pride for our country and patriotic decorations. If you get there early you might even get one of the many hand held flags to wave that we give away.
July 12 — Whiplash The Cowboy Monkey will be entertaining fans at the CWWR along with handler Kenny Petet.
Whiplash is truly a fan favorite. He is the world’s smallest cowboy, 3-Time Pro Rodeo Entertainer of the Year, and an international star who has been putting smiles on faces for years. Whiplash is a Capuchin Monkey who has been riding since he was two years old. He travels the country herding wild Barbados sheep at rodeos and other events. Whiplash, dressed in his cowboy hat, silk scarf, chaps and Justin Boots, never misses a chance to show his skills and cowboy spirit as he rides his trusty Border Collie mount, Boogie. Learn more at www.whiplashthecowboymonkey.com and https://www.facebook.com/whiplash.cowboymonkey/
4 weeks in July and August. Time to Ride — July 12, 19, 26 and August 2
Alpine Animal Hospital “Time to Ride” There will be horseback rides for kids in a special pen, lessons on horse care, and the opportunity for questions and answers. Be sure and visit them and tell them how much you enjoy Time to Ride. If it proves popular they may offer more dates.
July 5th, 19th & Aug 9th– Joe Carr
Joe Carr, funny man/rodeo clown will return.Young and old will be sure to enjoy Joe’s rodeo antics and will gasp and cheer as bulls ram the barrel he takes shelter in during the bull riding. Joe has been entertaining rodeo fans in the west for fifteen plus years.
Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council will be frequenting the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo this season
The Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council is a Sponsor of the Wild West Carbondale Rodeo. We are committed to the preservation of our valley’s western culture and the heritage of the horse. Sign up for a $5.00 lifetime membership with RFVHC, which gives all members a discount at the Roaring Fork Valley Coop. Join the Roaring Fork Valley Horse Council now to help Create Preservation for a Sustainable, Generational, and Legacy Equestrian Community! http://www.rfvhorsecouncil.org
July 19th — Tough Enough to Wear Pink
Are You Tough Enough To Wear Pink?
Come on out July 19, 2018 for a Special Celebration!!
BE THERE IN PINK
R & A Enterprises is our returning Tough Enough to Wear Pink Sponsor. They have been sponsoring our TETWP rodeo for a few years now and invite everyone to come out and honor those who have fought the tough fight against breast cancer. We honor all who have fought valiantly this difficult battle, knowing that some continue the fight, some have overcome and some have succumbed. We hope that research can increase the numbers that beat breast cancer all all cancers. A portion of the proceeds goes each year to help fight the fight.
Do you know a family member or close friend whose life was impacted by breast cancer? Chances are you do. You too can join the western community in its efforts to raise funds for the fight against cancer! The Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital will receive a portion of the rodeo proceeds.
Also joining as a sponsor this year is Crystal River Spas. They will have a hot pink hot tub parked arena side and will be raising funds for cancer through selling off a arena side dip in the hot pink hot tub. Be sure and bring your swimsuit for a chance to get in the hot tub for front row rodeo action.
Seeking additional sponsors for TETWP! Call CWWRA, President Mike Kennedy at 970-379-3907 for more information.
Join us for a special celebration of cancer survivors at our rodeo on Thursday July 20th at 7:30pm. It’s the western community’s way toward the cure. Come join us in remembering those we have lost to cancer and showing your support of those fighting the fight.
Hawaiian Night August 16, 2018
No matter if you want to celebrate the heritage of the Paniolo, remember your last visit or just wear a loud shirt, the Carbondale Rodeo’s annual Hawaiian night, August 10th is sure to be a colorful night. Want to see cowboys in grass skirts? This is the night.
Aug 23, 2018 Last Rodeo of the Season
Finals and Awards Night
See who wins the All Around Saddle and the event buckles. It is always a heated competition to the end. The cowgirls and cowboys BRING their all to have the bragging rights and the buckle too!